Continued Training for Yoga Teachers: The Psychology of Teaching Yoga

Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

There is nothing more elevating and sublime, than to be a witness to the living divine presence in all beings. And to strive to awaken that consciousness in others, too.

– Swami Sivananda

18 live online sessions of 90 minutes in 3 parts

Mostly Monday, sometimes Sunday evenings

  • We study texts from modern educational works, from yogic scriptures and from works of Swami Sivananda
  • Applying the spirit of Swami Sivananda’s main teaching to the yoga class: serve, live, give, purify, meditate, realise.
  • Based on over 50 years of practical experience of the Sivananda Yoga Centres

Part 1: Monday 29 April to Monday 3 June 2024

Part 2: Sunday 9 June to Sunday 14 July 2024

Part 3: Monday 22 July to Sunday 25 August 2024

Costs: One part: €130, three parts: €345. A certificate of participation is given at the end.

Requirements: this course is for graduates of the International Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (TTC). It is recommended to participate live in at least two thirds of the course units.

Register for all three parts

Free online presentation of the course

Sunday 14 April | 5:30pm

After the Fire of Yoga Workshop

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Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Course Instructor

Swami Sivadasananda : Yoga Acharya | Ashram de Yoga Sivananda | Yoga | France

Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya and senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda, has taught at workshops and Yoga Teachers’ Training Courses around the world for many years. He is a dynamic, precise and knowledgeable instructor. He is the author of Sivananda Beginner’s Guide to Yoga and Yoga – Your Home Practice Companion.

Practical information

Each session consists of:

  • 20 minutes  guided practice of asanas, pranayama & relaxation
  • 10 minutes  discussion on the previous class
  • 30 minutes  text study
  • 20 minutes  introducing a workshop, off the mat interaction or lifestyle advice
  • 10 minutes  guided practice of meditation or a mental exercise

Before each session you will receive a copy of the teaching material in the four course languages.

Within a few days, the YouTube link of the video recording will be sent.

Part 1 – See the one Self in all


Understanding personalities

  • four main age groups
  • the three gunas
  • intellectual, emotional, and practical temperaments

Various needs

  • physical, psychological, social and spiritual
  • yogic dynamics in group and individual interactions

Value based learning

  • Peace, the central value
  • Yamas and Niyamas for peace

How to introduce practical workshop elements on asanas and pranayama in your class


  • Monday 29th of April  18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 6th of May  18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 13th of May  18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 20th of May  18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 27th of May  18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 3rd of June  18:00 – 19:30

Register for part 1

Part 2 – Love the one Self in all

A compassionate look at the life situation of your students

Stress and Lifestyle

  • yoga psychology of mental tension
  • the need for wisdom

Didactics of teaching yoga

  • the framework of the five points of Yoga
  • expansion into the four paths of Yoga

Methodology of teaching yoga

  • how to use the voice
  • how to use space
  • how to use time
  • the communication chain

Drawing inspiration

  • the motivational approach
  • the devotional vision

How to introduce practical workshop elements on relaxation and meditation in your class


  • Sunday 9th of June 18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 17th of June 18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 24th of June 18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 1st of July 18:00 – 19:30
  • Sunday 7th of July 18:00 – 19:30
  • Sunday 14th of July 18:00 – 19:30

Register for part 2

Part 3 – Serve the one Self in all

Personal change through transformation of habits

Teach what you practise yourself

  • Being a seeker on the path of yoga
  • Steps on your journey

The Learning Relationship

  • coach-client
  • therapist-patient
  • teacher-student

Personal change through yoga

  • the gurukula system
  • the transtheoretical model of personal change

Mental hygiene as self-education

  • personal resolve form and spiritual diary
  • the process of mental sublimation
  • Offering tasks and recognition beyond the Yoga class

Understanding Karma

  • free will versus destiny
  • genetics and epigenetics

How to introduce practical workshop elements on relaxation and meditation in your class


  • Monday 22nd of July 18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 29th of July 18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 5th of August 18:00 – 19:30
  • Monday 12th of August 20:00 – 21:30
  • Sunday 18th of August 20:00 – 21:30
  • Sunday 25th of August 20:00 – 21:30
  • Register for part 3


Continued Training For Yoga Teachers: The Psychology Of Teaching Yoga

with Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Register: 29 April to 25 August 2024